Windblown Valentines

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Aug 22 2011

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Category: Death, Measuring Days, My Poems and Garden, Seasons, Tragedy, Valentine Poem

2 Comments

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:55mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/40 sec
Camera:NIKON D60

First the wind, then

The shaking, followed by

Falling petals that marred

Nature’s idyllic perfection.

Unmendable…

Blasted my soul that saw

Sown seeds grow to flowers

That bloomed only a handful

Of days then

Windblown…

Dream no more of home

The bud-clasped petals that once

Held secure those fragrant,

Clustered blossoms.

I turn…look around and

See loneliness embrace

Despair in the Valley of Oblivion

Where the Grim Reaper

Wins over falling petals.

Mend them!

Begin again!

I cried and begged heaven’s

Gentle breeze to replay

The season.

The killer wind laughed at me

And derided a sucker for romance.

 

Ribbon the wind!

Squeeze your pen!

Or better yet

Try another theme!

There is more hope in

Wistful thinking

Than mending petals

Fallen.

 

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